New edition of the successful Writing the Memoir by Judith Barrington, published originally in 1997, now in its 3rd printing with 18,000 copies in print. Acclaimed writing teacher Judith Barrington has updated her lively and encouraging book aimed at those aspiring to the highest literary standards, but useful, also, to those who want to record stories for family and friends. Topics include: finding form, telling the truth, using fictional techniques, developing sensory detail, writing about living people, placing a personal story in a larger context. Detailed writing exercises in each chapter; legal issues pertaining to memoir are explained in appendix.
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Judith Barrington is author of Lifesaving: A Memoir (2000) and three volumes of poetry, Trying to Be an Honest Woman (1985), History and Geography (1989) and Horses and the Human Soul (forthcoming from Storyline Press 2002).From Library Journal:
Seems like everyone wants to write his or her own memoirs these days. Memoirist and creative writing teacher Barrington (An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality, LJ 10/1/91) tells us how to do it. Her practical guide leads both experienced and novice writers through the writing process from idea to publication, addressing such technical problems as theme selection, voice, tone, form, plot, scene, and character development, as well as how to stimulate creative thinking and build necessary discipline. Barrington draws on the writings of Alice Walker, Kathleen Norris, Annie Dillard, Frank Conroy, and Virginia Woolf to illustrate her techniques. Her common-sense approach strives to temper the emotional honesty of the genre with the integrity of artistic skill. Libraries supporting a writers' group (for which Barrington includes a do's-and-don'ts section) will want several copies. Academic and school libraries might want it to supplement creative writing curriculums.?Denise S. Sticha, Seton Hill Coll. Lib., Greensburg, Pa.
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